1992 Geo Metro 1.3L N/A gas from North America


No frills gas saver


One of the pistons was cracked when I bought it.

Trunk has a leak.

Rubber window track keeps coming out.

Starting to rust along the strip beneath the door, which was caused by salt on the road in the winter.

For unknown reasons the engine has died on me twice, but on both occasions it was my fault, and not the engines.

And many small things have also gone wrong.

General Comments:

I have owned it for more than a year now, and not a day goes by when it doesn't take a beating, and yet it still runs almost as well as the day I got it. This car is not really my cup of tea, my parents bought it for me as a student car, and although it is excellent at saving gas and getting from point A to B, it leaves you wanting more. I personally think that 70HP in not enough, especially when you have it to capacity with four people in the car and cargo, it just doesn't have the pull. It is a great economy car that can take a beating, but it leaves something to be desired, especially in power. So I recommend it to any one seeking to save some gas, but it you want something more than a vehicle to go from point A to B, there are better cars out there that won't cost you an arm and a leg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th April, 2004

4th Sep 2004, 23:22


26th Oct 2004, 00:20

I recently replaced the metro with a Nissan 240sx. Alhough I love my new car, I must say I miss the metro and all its gas savings, especially when gas is 90 cents a liter.

1992 Geo Metro LX 1.0 litre 3 cylinder from North America


A fun, cheap and economical little commuter


The driver's side window doesn't roll up all the way properly.

Smokes a little and burns oil.

Bad shimmy above 75 mph.

Difficulty shifting down to second from third gear.

General Comments:

I have always been curious about this little fuel miser, and finally test drove a four-door Metro that I saw on a used car lot. I was surprised at how quick the little car was, and how much fun it is to drive.

I bought it on the spot for a measly $700. I got it as a commuter car to save the miles on my 2002 pickup and save $ on gas. For that cheap, I could drive it for two months, donate it and get another one and STILL be better off than the depreciation of a new car payment.

My first mileage test showed the car getting around 48 mpg, later tests are less than that, with around 40 mpg around town.

It cruises fine on the highway, and is very roomy, despite the fact that I am 6'6"!

I would definitely recommend these little cars as a second vehicle, especially with gas prices soaring. Plus, you'll get a lot of laughs when you pop the hood for your friends.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2004

1992 Geo Metro LSi Convertible 1.0L 3 cylinder. from North America


Too bad they don't still make these - I wouldn't have bought such an old one!!


Wiper control was broken off.

Seats are very uncomfortable.

Seller was very dishonest and even lied about the mileage (rollover).

Used all of the oil in the engine in less than 300 miles!!

Most panels rusted.

Rear window is really unclear.

General Comments:

Cute car.

Handles great.

Can't say too much more - only drove it 300 miles home.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2004

22nd Jan 2004, 15:29

The Metro was actually continued through 2001 but the convertible was only built through 1993.

You should do a thorough inspection of the underside of your car, esp. the running gear, before you start driving it on a regular basis. If a lot of the body panels are rusted, chances are there is as much, or more rust on the underside. On important stuff like suspension components and brake lines. This is not a car that you want to be in an accident with, believe me.